The campaign to unseat Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) has begun
While the 2010 congressional elections are still a long way off, the conservative resurgence in New Jersey, Virginia, and NY23 has been refreshing and exciting. Worst case scenario at this point is Democrats win NJ and NY23 (Virginia is all but sealed), but even that will hardly be a victory for Democrats, for in such a case, the respective Democrats will win with a severe | Read More »
From force-feeding healthcare to forced feeding in Philadelphia
This article scares right out of the gate: In a locally unprecedented move, the School District of Philadelphia will hold principals accountable for the number of students eating breakfast in their schools. Alas, this does not mean schools are attempting to control waste by limiting the number of students who receive breakfast at taxpayers’ expense. This move is to force all students to eat breakfast | Read More »
Call PA state senators and tell them NO to tax increases!
The PA state budget is expected to pass with Republican approval because of the exclusion of a PIT (personal income tax) increase. However, they are adding additional taxes to cigars and cultural tickets despite an admission that most people are against ANY kind of tax increase. We still need to voice our opposition to this budget. If you live in Pennsylvania, call both Republicans and conservative | Read More »
Spirit in my psyche Double in my role Alter in my image Struggle for control Rasmussen’s Approval Index (the difference between those who strongly approve and those who strongly disapprove of the job the president is doing) has frequently been used along with the president’s overall approval; numbers which, of late, indicate that his charm is wearing thin. The approval index is a | Read More »
Need. More. Tinfoil. The life in a day of a liberal blogger.
I am a lifelong conservative. I first took a serious interest in politics when I was in college at Penn State, joining activist groups (like the local chapter of Young America’s Foundation), and reading authors ranging from Rush Limbaugh and William F. Buckley Jr. to Ayn Rand and P. J. O’Rourke. When I graduated with a chemical engineering degree in the late 90’s and landed my | Read More »
Think Shariah law can’t happen in the US? Think again.
Either way, it certainly wouldn’t be for lack of effort by schools such as this. A school right in Obama’s backyard (though the video plays more like a movie trailor than anything else.) I’m told Hizb ut-Tahrir means “party of liberation” in Arabic. As in “liberate” the world to Islam. Don’t worry, though. They don’t want to replace democracy, or even Christianity, just capitalism. Whew. That was | Read More »
My (sort of) correspondence with Governor Crist on taxes
I’d imagine I’m not the only one who contacted the Florida GOP, given their tax happy nature. However, I felt compelled to comment on the boldness of this form letter response to my expression of disappointment in their (namely, Governor Crist’s) refusal to offer a real alternative to voters. This could have been written by Obama himself, except for one thing: sheer audacity. And I | Read More »
Is America inexorably moving toward statism? Maybe not. It’s all about the timing of ideas.
America, while still (for now) a system founded on individual rights, seems to be moving hopelessly toward socialism (or fill in the blank with your favorite collectivist term). Currently, conservatives and libertarians merely hope we can get through the Obama Administration with some semblance of capitalism remaining so that we may rebuild over the long term. Even if Obama fails in implementing his statist policies, | Read More »
PA Voters – Did You Know About the Swing Vote on the PA Supreme Court? [Updated]
The primary for a critical PA judicial election is coming up. The PA Supreme Court (can I say SCOPA?) is evenly split, so the winner of this election will determine the direction of PA courts for many years. The PAGOP site has a list of endorsements, though I would recommend reading this article for actual analysis before taking their recommendations. UPDATE The primary election is | Read More »
PA Voters – Did You Know About the Swing Vote on the PA Supreme Court?
The primary for a critical PA judicial election is coming up. The PA Supreme Court (can I say SCOPA?) is evenly split, so the winner of this election will determine the direction of PA courts for many years. The PAGOP site has a list of endorsements, though I would recommend reading this article for actual analysis before taking their recommendations.